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MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER

4.0 39 Reviews

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Details

Execute rigorous mountain athletics workouts with the lightweight support and protection of this minimally structured training shoe that's reinforced in high-wear zones and finished with grippy Vibram® soles. Pebax® CRADLE™ technology in the low-profile midsole offers exceptional energy return for a springy feel and impact protection for enhanced stability. FlashDry™ fibers in the lining and breathable Ultra Airmesh make socks optional.

Benefits

Breathable
Breathable

Lightweight fabrics that help regulate body temperature.

Wicking
Wicking

Features

  • Minimal training shoe that's reinforced in high-wear zones
  • Upper: FlashDry™ upper wicks away sweat to keep you dry and reduces risk of getting blisters
  • Rubber toe cap for added protection
  • Breathable and protective Ultra Airmesh
  • Reflective webbing for visibility in low-light conditions
  • EVA footbed for lightweight comfort
  • Pebax® plate and CRADLE™ provide energy return and proper foot placement
  • Injection-molded EVA midsole
  • Exclusive Vibram® rubber outsole
  • Designed for runners with a neutral stride

Product Specifications

Style:
C554
Approx Weight:
1/2 Pair: 9.6 oz (271 g) / Pair: 1 lb 3 oz (542 g) *based on Men’s 9
Source:
Imported
Guarantee:
Limited-one year warranty

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TheNorthFaceMEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER
 
3.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

69%

of reviewers recommend this product.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Durable (6)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Wicking (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Wear out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (6)
  • Training (5)
  • Running (4)
  • Travel (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Conservative (8), Stylish (4)
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm into shoes (7), Shoes are for wearing (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Light weight Magnificence

I normally buy north face products as a necessity for work since I work outdoors 180 plus days a year in hot weather and freezing weather as a forestry surveyor. The lightest north face...Read complete review

I normally buy north face products as a necessity for work since I work outdoors 180 plus days a year in hot weather and freezing weather as a forestry surveyor. The lightest north face shoe I wear is the gore tex hedge hog trail runner as a necessity because of harsh wet terrain, but I was looking for a nice every day summer/hot weather trainer and I found the ultra kilowatt trainer to be a perfect shoe for every day use. I live in El Paso Tx and Chicago both have nasty summer s chicago is hot and humid and El Paso is just plain hot. These shoe are very breathable lightweight and comfortable, I train 4 time a week and this is only shoe I need at the gym but this shoe goes beyond the gym this shoe looks good is comfortable and very well ventilated, this is all I wear lately I had a chance to put these though some boulder hopping and craig climbing at Hueco Tanks this weekend and they were just flawless. The shoe kept my feet cool and dry. I highly recommend this shoe for training and hot weather and light hiking.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Failed at 10

I purchased the Ultra Kilowatt gray/zinnia size 10 on July 20th, received them July 25th and started wearing them the next day. Thought I had found the perfect shoe for light...Read complete review

I purchased the Ultra Kilowatt gray/zinnia size 10 on July 20th, received them July 25th and started wearing them the next day. Thought I had found the perfect shoe for light hikes...but after about 10 treks I noticed the fabric was starting to tear where it meets the rubber toe guard. Very disappointed in this product. Never have I had a shoe fall apart after 10 wearings. Unexceptionable North Face.

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5.0

I expect to buy more in the future

By 

from Pinole,California

About Me Conservative

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

    I use them as casual shoes as well as for walking I really like them for how comfortable they are

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
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    • Feels true to width
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    • Shoes are for Wearing
     
    1.0

    disposable shoe.

    By 

    from san diego

    About Me Conservative

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Wear Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • wear and throw away

      Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

      These shoes are absolutely comfortable, no doubt about it. They are lite, stylish, and look pretty well-built--but they are not. the fabric begins to tear where the rubber meets the textile, and it does so without the wearer even trying. you could go for a couple of long walks (what I did) and the shoes start to rip. I'm very disappointed. Utterly unimpressed. For being such a well known, trust-able brand, these shoes undermine the name of The North Face.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
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      • Feels true to width
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      5.0

      Great cross trainers!!

      By 

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Conservative

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

          This shoe is great for gym style workouts. I wouldn't suggest running in these shoes other than maybe on a treadmill. Definitely not built for long distance, trail, or road running. This shoe has the flexibility and durability I need for crossfit type workouts!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
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          • Feels true to width
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          5.0

          Awesome Shoe!

          By 

          from Newton Kansas

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

              I own a fitness gym. I would have never given these shoes a second look, that is until I went to a running expo and put them on my feet! I wanted the demo model! I went in the very next day and bought my first pair! I will never change the type of shoe I wear! I am 100% sold!!!!!

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              5.0

              Amazing Shoe

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Conservative

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Light weight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Travel

                Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

                Great shoe, most comfortable shoe I have worn to date, very light weight, breathable fabric, great foot support

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
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                • Feels true to width
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                4.0

                Great trail shoe

                By 

                from Boise idaho

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Travel

                  Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

                  Great shoe. I have had them for a couple weeks now. They are my first pair of minimal shoes. If you have never worn minimal shoes before give yourself a couple days to get used to them. Once I did I love these shoes. They grip the trail like glue with the sturdy vibram sole, but feel as light sat flip flops.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
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                  • Feels true to width
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                  4.0

                  Cool hiking/ approach shoe.

                  By 

                  from Aspen

                  About Me Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Approach / hiking

                    Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

                    These are great approach shoes with a wide toe box. They are great for workouts too. They have good rock protection are light and grippy. My only complaint would be the heel was a bit uncomfortable the first several times I used the shoe but they broke in afterwards.
                    I got these shoes for free as part of a north face ambassador program.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
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                    • Feels true to width
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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Avoid.

                    By 

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Conservative

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

                      I loved these shoes for cross-training but, like many others, experienced premature wear on the front of the shoe - with the mesh separating and tearing. I brought them back for a new paid, but I don't understand why TNF continues to sell these shoes on the site. The store employee I spoke with described these shoes as problematic.

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                      • Feels true to size
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                      5.0

                      Walkin on Sunshine

                      By 

                      from Sandy, UT

                      About Me Stylish

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

                          I generally use these shoes on weekly runs in my backyard, aka the Wasatch Mountains. So far, these shoes have withstood the punishment I typically put my gear through. They are extremely light and at times i feel like im walkin on a cloud. However, despite their comfortable and delicate nature, they perform well in the tougjest terrain. I give them two thumbs up and recommend them to others.

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                          5.0

                          Minimalist Training Shoe

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                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Conservative

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Casual Wear
                            • Travel

                            Comments about TheNorthFace MEN’S ULTRA KILOWATT TRAINER:

                            The Kilowatt shoes have been my everyday shoe I wear to work for the last month or 2. It's nice having a comfortable shoe I can come home from work and keep wearing when its time to go for a run or work out. These are super comfortable and lightweight. They have held up very well the last 2 months I've been wearing them.

                            #AMBSDR #TNFLocals

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